Verb exclaim has 2 senses
  1. exclaim, cry, cry out, outcry, call out, shout - utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy; "`I won!' he exclaimed"; "`Help!' she cried"; "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost"
    --1 is one way to express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to
    Derived forms: noun exclamation1, noun exclaiming1
    Sample sentence:
    They exclaim that there was a traffic accident
  2. proclaim, exclaim, promulgate - state or announce; "`I am not a Communist,' " he exclaimed; "The King will proclaim an amnesty"
    --2 is one way to declare
    Derived form: noun exclamation3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE